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  1. Display current feed in page title

    Currently the page title always stays the same when switching between feeds, i.e. the number of total unread stories followed by "The Old Reader". It would be great to add the current feed title, which would for example enable me to search for them in Firefox's location bar.

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  2. Save account name and password on my iphone

    I use safari on iphone, but I have to input account name and password every time.

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  3. increase the line-height of blockquotes

    Text within a blockquote is unpleasant to read and makes my eyeballs tingle.

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  4. Specify prefered MIME type in Accept header when fetching feeds

    Currently The Old Reader fetches feeds with an "Accept: /" HTTP header.

    Some servers return content in different formats on a single URL depending on the Accept HTTP header. The current value of The Old Reader's header say that it doesn't care about the format. If the server's default format is not RSS or Atom, this makes it impossible to subscribe to such a feed in The Old Reader.

    The Old Reader should specify in the Accept HTTP header that it prefers the "application/atom+xml" and "application/rss+xml" over other MIME types.

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  5. Filters

    filters. Filters. FILTERS!! Preferably regular expressions.
    At least for the premium account.

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  6. Add an option to display the favicon of a feed instead of feed title in reading list

    I find the favicons easier to distinguish than the uniformly green block feed titles, and you obviously have them available, because they're displayed in the list of feeds. Thanks!

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  7. Proper scroll bar

    Your interface is a usability nightmare. That green scroll bar only becomes visible on hover, so I spend much of my time hovering up and down trying to find it, and then it's so small it's hugely difficult to click on. What's worse, why isn't there a way to scroll with the keyboard?!
    THE INTERFACE IS UNUSABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. Send Email Open in New Tab

    The email link is wonderful with one issue. I host my own server with a Roundcube webmail interface. RoundCube allows you to integrated with the browser as an email client. When using the email button, it launches as a compose message in RoundCube. Unfortunately, it replaces the current tab in Firefox. Would it be possible to add a flag to Email configuration that would force it to not replace the current tab. I.e. Launch email in new tab. The compose message is wrapped in HTML. Email as plain text would be nice.

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  9. Better interface and theme

    Hi guys,
    Are you planning a new theme and interface because I really think the actual one need some refreshment ! It has not been updated since a long time and I feel less and less confortable with it.
    You should think about updating it, feel free to inspire yourself from inoreader and feedly. I don't want the same theme as your concurrent but a theme/interface more pleasant to use :-) Hope you understand.

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  10. Provide ongoing search within subscription feeds

    I have 10-15 items in Craigslist that I continually am on alert for potential purchase/trade. Microsoft Outlook offers a static search feature w/ RSS feeds, where reader does the searching automatically daily/hourly once the search criterion defined. This would be a huge selling point for monthly subscription plans, IE: 1-20 @ $3/mo plan, etc. Thanks for the consideration!

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  11. Repair content display when there are both LTR and RTL writing systems in the feed item

    When a feed contains both LTR and RTL content, all the content is aligned to the right. It would be better to have each content aligned to its adequate margin.

    I created this dummy feed where the problem can be seen, based on another feed where I found it: http://suspensao.blog.br/feed.xml

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  12. allow certain feeds to be imported as already read

    I determine which posts to read by their read/unread status but I have a number of feeds which I don't need to read very often - I tend to let them accumulate and then browse through picking out the interesting stories. This means that my 'unread' total grows when, in fact, I have read everything that is currently interesting.

    If I could set these feeds to import as already read, I would still know that they were there and go and check them periodically and my 'unread posts' would actually be the ones that I am interested in checking as…

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  13. make it possible to link to original sharer when sharing other's people posts

    Very frequently, I see people sharing items and posting in their comments something like "via Joe Smith". It would be nice (although maybe not easy) to have a way of automatically link to Joe Smith profile instead.

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  16. Allow discrete sorting (latest/oldest) for unread, stared, and subscriptions

    Allow unread items to be sorted oldest first, and started items as newest first.

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  17. Mark post as read in all feeds

    There are some feeds that have the same post, and hence it is cumbersome to have it displayed over and over (for example new publication on arxiv.org). It would be very useful if a post that is marked as read is marked as read in all the feeds where it appears.

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  18. make the internet “a more thoughtful, engaging and self-aware environment.”

    I saw this line on a Zen Pencils comic. It was about Robert Ebert's blog, which I have not read yet. But it struck me as something that I pine for a lot.

    Is there anything in your technical prowess that you could do to bring "thoughtful, engaging and self-aware" content to your readers?

    Popular social networking sites have utterly failed at delivering this in my view. I don't know how it can be done better, but i see hope in the particular kind of people that support TOR ... people that see value in RSS feeds.

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  19. test the old reader with firefox on android

    The currenrt behavior of buttons and links is extremely sluggish. It somtimes takes more than one second to get visible feedback. I can never be sure whether the "click" worked or not. Too much ajax I guess.
    I am using the most recent firefox. And yes, the mobile firefox is aterrible browser implementation with serious performance issues, but who wants privacy intruders like chrome?

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  20. loose the huge add on leftside lower

    bad add placement loose it

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